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SNEAK PEEK INSIDE

ISSUE 5 DIGITAL sewing MAGAZINE

onethimble.com.au


a shout-out to all the

Pattern Contributors for edition five!

LAUREN HARRIS Tadah Patterns www.tadahpatterns.com.au Lauren is the face behind Tadah! Patterns (formerly Fresh Patterns), creating styles with have a nod to nostalgia and a fresh take on sewing. Tadah! Patterns are all about celebrating modern sewing with designs that are accessible, funky and above all fun! She has worn many hats in her adult life, most of which have revolved teaching. She has contributed the Moku shorts to this issue.

KATE ANDERSON Horris & Deedle www.horrisanddeedle.com Kate and her sister share their blog, Horris & Deedle and love of sewing. Kate’s blog focuses on her love of quilting. For this issue Kate shares with us her pencil pencil case!

JESS TURNER Floss-style www.flosstyle.com Jess has a Bachelor of Information Systems but deciding that she needed a more creative outlet than webdesign found herself pursuing her sewing passion when her children came along. She works on her patterns from the beautiful Northern Rivers of NSW! She has contributed the Sneak Peek Sweet Treat stocking pattern to this issue.

JEN KENNEDY Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns www.ainsleefox.com.au Jen lives in tropical North Queensland. She loves making Party Dresses and sharing her love of sewing with others. Jen’s first PDF pattern was released in 2010, but she didn’t really hit her pattern making groove till 2013 with the Disco dress pattern. Jen has contributed the Bonfire Jacket & Bells Beach Dress pattern to this issue.

RACHEL HUNSAKER Golden Rippy www.goldenrippy.com Rachel is the creative mind behind Golden Rippy. When she’s not chasing her 4 kids, she bakes chocolate chip cookies and plays video games. She also loves to design patterns, and watch old movies while sewing. Rachel loves sharing her talents by teaching others how to sew. She contributed the Helios Dress to this issue.

CRYSTAL MOTES Stitched by Crystal www.stitchedbycrystal.com Crystal is a wife and working mommy to 2 wonderful children living in sunny Florida. You can usually find her at her sewing machine first thing in the morning before her kids wake. She loves to sew, craft, DIY, and photograph and she blogs about it all. Crystal has submitted the pattern for Ralphie Reindeer to this issue.

KYLIE CROSSMAN KC Creates www.willowandtheowl.com.au Kylie is a mum to three beautiful boys. She gave up her career as a VIP hostie to pursue her handmade passions and be at home with her young family. She is a self-taught sewer and says she is by NO means an expert. She has simply found techniques that work best for her and wants to share what she creates. She has contributed the Three Ways Bunting pattern.

TONI COWARD Make it Perfect www.makeitperfect.com.au Toni has been sewing for over 20 years and started her business, Make It Perfect in 2008. Her aim is to create hip, fresh and funky sewing patterns which are geared towards the new generation of younger sewers and stylish fabrics on the market today. For this edition Toni has submitted the Festival skirt.

LAUREN WRIGHT Molly and Mama www.mollyandmama.com.au Lauren is all about sharing the imagination and energy of childhood in gorgeous applique templates, sewing patterns, beautiful clothes, accessories, home décor and more. Staying at home with her two gorgeous cherubs has given her the opportunity to build her business and dream big! Lauren has contributed the Miss Miranda & Percy Pineapple appliques to this issue.

MIQUITA CLARKE Damaya Designs www.facebook.com/damayadesigns Miquita started her little business Damaya Designs after her daughter was born. Her two beautiful children are the inspiration behind her creations. As well as her home sewing business, she is also a preschool educator. Her passion is to share the love of handmade with not only adults but with children. Miquita has contributed the art caddy pattern to this issue.

JODI MASSEY Mother Grimm www.mothergrimm.blogspot.co.uk Jodi started sewing years ago, but took up embroidery when her old inherited 50’s Singer died. After finally justifying buying a new machine she started creating decorations for friends and family as gifts. Jodi lives in the hinterlands of wild west Wales and loves cake, walking and talking about the weather! Jodi contributed the Rustic Reindeer garland to this issue.


JESSICA STEWART Snickerdoodle Stew www.snickerdoodlestew.com

JAALA PEDLEY Threading Rainbows www.threadingrainbows.com.au

Jessica is the creator, writer, and photographer at Snickerdoodle Stew. She also works as an online assistant to the team at Izzy & Ivy Designs and is part of the review team at Pattern Revolution. She is married and is a work-at-homemom to three gorgeous kids. She strives to do everything Soli Deo Gloriafor the glory of God alone. She has contributed the Sweet Grace headband.

SARAH CAPORN Hunting for Ladybugs www.huntingforladybugs.com.au.

Jaala is a Primary School Teacher who first started sewing 7 years ago when she had her son. She started off making quilts and loved creating masterpieces out of fabric. She turned to clothes when her daughter came along. Her focus is on fun, funky and easy patterns for the whole family. Her pattern making debut is the scrappie pants pattern in this issue.

Sarah lives an idyllic life on a farm in Western Australia. She has recently created a series of gorgeous, mailable project kits so you can teach yourself to sew at home via your mailbox. She also loves particularly tricky custom orders – or as she prefers to see it, problem solving with fabric! She has contributed the Swim bag pattern to this issue.

let’s hear it for our

Article Contributors

The Handmade Business Mentor

SAMANTHA ORMISTON

DEBRA VERRALL Stitching Rules

BRENDA EDEN BooBooDee’s

BROOKE SLEEP Bug & Miss

KYLIE GERSEKOWSKI Little Moo Designs

KRISTIE GILBERT BOO! Designs

DEANNE COOMBES Fabric Pixie

KATH CHOWN Handmade High Street

MICHELLE LEECH Sew n Sow

JANE DALEY Janey Babe

MELISA MCCARTHY Melisa Jane

MARGO PARKYN Zebra Fabrics

IRENE VALLE Serger Pepper

If you have a tutorial, pattern or an article that you’d like to contribute to One Thimble OR an idea or technique you’d like us to cover, I’d love to hear from you at hello@onethimble.com.au TRUDY NICOL TruDysign Sportswear

MR FOX


OUR 1ST BIRTHDA

Cont


AY BUMPER EDITION

For Sewing Pleasure

tents

Sewing Occupational Health & Safety .........................................25 Trending Fabics .............................................................................82 Gift Guide ....................................................................................146 Offers and vouchers ...................................................................172 Ziplines ........................................................................................173

INTERVIEWS Cassie - Lily Shine Boutique .........................................................72 Leigh - Plan B Cafe .......................................................................92 Sarah Pope - Angel Gowns Australia .........................................162

Sewing Techniques + Tutes Shirring 101 ..................................................................................42

PDF Patterns PATTERN OVERVIEW PATTERN PAGE LIFTOUT

Interfacing .....................................................................................49

PAGE175 174

Shirring Survey Results.................................................................52 Sewing buttons on with a sewing machine ...............................62 Applique Tips ..............................................................................124

Art Caddy ......................................................................................18 Pencil Pencil Case ........................................................................32 Festival Skirt ..................................................................................44 Bells Beach Dress .........................................................................54 Sweet Grace Ruffled Headband ...................................................66 Helios Dress ..................................................................................74 Scrappies Pants ............................................................................86

Sewing with plastic coated fabrics ............................................126 Adding a zip pocket to a bag .....................................................152

SEWING WITH STRETCH FABRICS Maintaining your overlocker ........................................................26 Troubleshooting the neckband ....................................................91 Sewing with stretch ...................................................................102 Overlocking around inner corners .............................................113

Bunting 3 ways .............................................................................94 Bonfire Jacket .............................................................................106

For Handmade Business

Miss Miranda & Percy Pineapple Applique ...............................114

Creative Style Hub ........................................................................30

Make a splash backpack ...........................................................130

Photography .................................................................................38

Moku Skirt ...................................................................................141

The hidden goldmine in your business .......................................41

Ralphie Reindeer ........................................................................146

Handmade Insurance .................................................................129

Sneak Peek Sweet Treat Stocking ..............................................156

Trademarking ..............................................................................136

Rustic Reindeer Garland.............................................................164

Better than store bought............................................................138


GENERAL

how to’s

FOR ONE THIMBLE …

The e-zine and pattern lift-out is in this one PDF document The e-zine is at the front and the pattern lift-out comes after. At the start of the pattern lift-out (page 174) is a printing guide so you can see which pages you’ll need to print to make which pattern. The pattern lift-out has the pattern pieces, sizing information, fabric requirements and other important information for the construction of each of the patterns. For tutorials with no pattern pieces you’ll find the fabric requirements in the e-zine pages just before the instructions. The instructions for making the patterns are in the e-zine pages. Before making any of the patterns you should read the pattern thoroughly. If you have any questions during construction please don’t hesitate to email me at help@onethimble.com.au or ask in the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/onethimblesewingenthusiasts

Viewing your e-zine pages as a flip-book To view as a flip-book you can download One Thimble to your mobile device and use an app such as the free app Google Playbooks for android or Perfect Reader for iPhone - make sure you have “page curl” selected for the page turning mode and you have selected to view as double pages with a single first page for the cover.

THE

legal

JARGON

The PDF patterns in this ezine come with cottage licences. What that means is that if you sew from home to sell at markets or online via Facebook, etsy, madeit etc. you can definitely sell items made from the patterns in the magazine without needing to purchase a separate license. Please note these patterns themselves, the photographs & the content of the e-zine ARE covered by copyright and may not be shared. They are for your personal use only. Each person who wishes to use these patterns should purchase their own copy. If you are unclear on this please ask at help@onethimble.com.au If you’d like to see One Thimble continue and grow please send your friends and peers to our website to purchase their copy of this e-zine at www.onethimble.com.au your support, encouragement & purchase means the world to me & ensures we can keep going for another issue!

Disclaimer Every effort has been made to ensure that the included patterns, tutorials and articles are accurate, however One Thimble accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions, loss or damages or other consequences arising from the included information, patterns & tutorials. The views and comments expressed by contributors are not necessarily that of the editor. You should consult experts for advice specific to your circumstances before relying on any of the included information.

Future

ISSUES

If you’ve drafted a pattern or written an article or have an idea, that you think would fit in future issues of one thimble, please contact us at hello@onethimble.com.au If you’d like to advertise in future issues of one thimble, please contact us at advertise@onethimble.com.au


Art Caddy BY DAMAYA DESIGNS for

Fits 12 pencils + 9 crayons CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial


BY HORRIS & DEEDLE for

INTERMEDIATE PDF Download Metric + Imperial ›› Pieced “Pencil” front Panel ›› Fully lined ›› Zip closure

‘Pencil’ pencil case

BY HORRIS & DEEDLE for


CONFIDENT BEGINNER

BY MAKE IT PERFECT PATTERNS for

Festival Skirt

PDF Download Metric + Imperial

SIZES

xxs-xxl Featuring: ›› elastic waistband ›› side pockets ›› chic puffed skirt


Bells Beach Dress BY AINSLEE FOX BOUTIQUE PATTERNS for

SIZES

1 - 10 Featuring: ›› shirred back ›› sleeveless ›› fitted - raised waisted design ›› contrast yoke neckline

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial


SIZES

Newborn - Adult BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial

Sweet Grace ruямДed headband BY SNICKERDOODLE STEW for


CONFIDENT BEGINNER

SIZES

1 - 12 Featuring:

›› colour blocked solar flare ›› short sleeves ›› back zipper

BY GOLDEN RIPPY for

Helios Dress

PDF Download Metric + Imperial


SIZES

nb - 10 Featuring:

›› colour blocked side panel ›› soft fitting waist from knit, ribbing or lycra

lounge pant

Scrappies

›› three lengths

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial


Bunting Three Ways

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial

BY KC CREATES for

Featuring:

›› applique templates ›› square, scalloped or triangle templates


SIZES

1 - 12

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial

Featuring: ›› Summer Weight Jacket - for knit jersey / tee-shirt fabrics ›› Two arm lengths ›› Ribbing neckline ›› facing rather than fully lined ›› Slim-fit design ›› side pockets ›› Snap front

Bonfire Jacket BY AINSLEE FOX BOUTIQUE PATTERNS for


BEGINNER PDF Download

Miss Miranda & Percy Pineapple template and Instructions for raw edge fabric appliqué & Embroidery

Tropical appliqué pack BY MOLLY & MAMA for


Make a Splash back pack

BY HUNTING FOR LADYBIRDS for

CONFIDENT BEGINNER ›› PDF Download ›› Metric & Imperial ›› water-proof “laminate” backpack ›› drawstring closure


Moku Skort circle shorts

BY TADAH PATTERNS for ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial

SIZES

2 - 12 Featuring: ›› High waist or hip sit option ›› Flat front waistband and elastic back


Ralphie Reindeer BY STITCHED BY CRYSTAL for

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial


Sneak Peek Sweet Treat mini stocking BY FLOSSTYLE for

CONFIDENT BEGINNER PDF Download Metric + Imperial ›› Cut out Christmas tree


ADVANCED PDF Download Metric + Imperial ›› 3 different reindeer templates ›› Advanced machine sewing skills ›› Optional scented sachet ›› Some handsewing required

Rustic Reindeer garland

BY MOTHER GRIMM for


On the following pages is a very small selection of the wonderful images of clothing that pattern testers and designers for this Issue have shared. To see more images of items made with patterns from One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine be sure to check out the One Thimble facebook page and the One Thimble facebook group.

One Thimble is all about inspiring confidence in enthusiastic home sewists - whether they’re sewing for pleasure or to make money in a handmade business. We want One Thimble to provide the tools to help your sewing soar! I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek inside Issue 5! Issue 5 will be available to purchase via www.onethimble.com.au from Friday 14th November 2014.


Miss Miranda Applique - by Molly & Mama


Scrappies - by Threading Rainbows


Moku Shorts - by Tadah Patterns


Make a Splash Backpack - by Hunting Ladybugs Sweet Grace Ruffled Headband - by Snickerdoodle Stew


Bells Beach Dress - by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns


Helios Dress - by Golden Rippy


Bunting 3 Ways - By KC Creates


Bonfire Jacket - by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns


Festival Skirt - by Make it Perfect ‘Ralphie’ - by Stiched by Crystal Sneak Peek Sweet Treat Stocking - by FlosStyle Rustic Reindeer Garland - by Mother Grimm


Pencil Pencil Case - by Horris & Deedle Art Caddy - by Damaya Designs

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